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Thermostat problem.
Gas problem.
Compressor problem.

very rare Electrical problem.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Feb 11, 2014

I've been struggling trying to keep our 2 goldens dog hair from the coils of our 8 year old Kenmore side by side with "W" compressor coils, but like everyone else was unable to clean past the first set of coils.

I came up with this solution that worked to get much of the big stuff, hair and bunnies, off of the further back coils. Not perfect but much better than nothing.

Removing the back lower panel I was able to snake a crevice attachment from our vacuum down the right side of the coils (left side looking from back)
Looking from front"

I made a compressed air contraption to blow the dust/hair across the coils using a compressed air nozzle that I added a 10" long tube and a 90 degree deflector

From the front of the fridge, on the left side of the coils, I snaked the compressed air nozzle towards the back and started directing the air stream blowing towards the vacuum crevice tool at the opposite side of the coils.

The compressed air dislodged the hair/dust enough that the vacuum was able to **** it away. Again, not perfectly but certainly much better than I was able to clean the coils in the past.

I suppose you could use a can of compressed air and add some sort of deflector if you don't have a compressor.

I then got to thinking how to prevent the dust from accumulating on the coils, I'm going to try an air conditioner filter. I cut it slightly oversized to fit the front opening then split it in half to make it thinner for more air flow.

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Picture taken before making the filter thinner.

For years I had my calendar remind me monthly to vacuum the coils but now hopefully I'll be able to simply change the air filter.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Feb 01, 2014

First make sure your unit's condenser coils are clean. Blow out the dirt and vac up the dirt.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Jan 16, 2014

Disconnect the power and you should be able to clean the unit. The cleaner the coils are the less energy you will use.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Jan 16, 2014

Before you replace your compressor, make sure the condenser coils are clean. I thought our compressor was going out, but it turned out to be the coils needed cleaning.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Jan 16, 2014

Cut off a piece of line and go to a good hardware store, they can show you how to fix it. Need a coupling, and a nut and ferrel. House water line goes on one end of coupling, nut and ferrel on the broken water line on fridge. A good hardware store will be able to show you how to fix.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Jan 10, 2014

you either have a defrost problem starting or a bad evaporator fan motor or a problem with the main control board.kenmore doesn't make any products,other companies make the product and kenmore puts it's name on it,like if it starts with 106. it's whirlpool yours is 795 and that's l.g.made.from some of the sites i looked up i guess there are some serious issues with this machine like the lights staying on and causing fires and main computer board problems that you could have,next time send the full model number,let me ask you when you open the freezer door and you hear the evaporator fan running does it sound louder than normal,if not check the back inside wall of the freezer,look for frost or like snow buildup on the back wall,if so you have a defrost problem,but that error code is to do with the evaporator fan motor or freezer fan ff,i think you have a bad computer board,if you had a defrost problem the coil would ice up and you'd notice the fridge getting warm first because the evap fan can't blow the cold air from the freezer up to the fridge section and you say things are cold so the fan is running but if the computer board is bad it doesn't allow the fan to run as long as it should and it will get worse as time goes by,i would call the 800 number on the machine,tell them your problem and they might fix it for free or send you a new board for free like i say i think there's a recall on this machine and if there isn't all they can say is no we can't help you,i don't do much work on l.g. fridges but the few i've worked on it has been the mother board or main computer board same thing,also there's a tech sheet on the machine,check the front kickplate under the doors and on the tech sheet it will tell you some things to check,on the mother board there's a test button,i'll look into it for you but you press it and i think the first time it starts the compressor and you can press it three times but one of the checks is for the fan i think but i'll see if i can find it. hope this helps,one more thing can you let me know if you get this email,i've helped out other people and haven't heard back from them,just want to know if there's a problem with this site because this happened before.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Jan 03, 2014

Fan failed or freezer so chocked up with ice fan can't circulate air into food compartment.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Make sure water is turned all the way on. If still not getting water, you might have to check the screen inside the water valve to make sure it's not plugged. Also make sure your electrical connection on water valve is on securely.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered on Nov 22, 2013

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